Mixed Groups


Workshop on the Concept of Race

You are invited to join with our friends from Waconia Moravian Church as Faith hosts a workshop on the concept of race. 
Pastor Any Goedes-Luhman and members of Waconia Moravian will be coordinating the workshop.

We will be utilizing the video, Race: the power of an illusionand will explore one of our most fundamental beliefs: that humans come divided into a few distinct biological groups.  This definitive three-part series is an eye-opening tale of how what we assume to be normal, commonsense, even scientific, is actually shaped by our history, social institutions and cultural beliefs.  There will be time for small group and large group sharing reflecting on what is presented by the video.  It will be a time to listen and reflect in a safe way about the concept of race as experienced in our country.

The workshop will be offered at two different day and time slot.
Option one will be Thursday evenings: September 21 and 28 and October 5 and 12 at 6:00 – 7:30 pm.
Or Saturdays: November 4 and 11 at 9:00 am-12:00 pm. 

The Workshop will be held in Steiner Hall and there will be childcare available.



All-Congregational DVD Series, “Vanishing Grace”!!!

Would you like to start your school year with a sense of purpose and mission, beyond getting strangled by your day-to-day activities?  Join us for just 6-weeks for our Faith Lutheran ALL-Congregational DVD Series.   Consider carving out just 1 ½ hours each week to meet with your neighbors and grow in your faith starting the week of October 8th in a neighborhood near you

Join with neighbors to watch a short DVD clip, and to engage in meaningful discussion on what it means to extend inclusive grace to others in our everyday lives.  We’ve have ordered 25 copies of “Vanishing Grace” by Phillip Yancey and are looking for H.O.S.T.S.  What better way to connect in meaningful relationships and grow in faith at Faith Lutheran?

4 Easy Ways YOU Can Get Involved: 

  • Choose one night that you can set aside for “spiritual growth.” (Groups will be held on a
    variety of weeknights and weekends.)
  • Consider serving as a H.O.S.T. (need a DVD player and space for 8-10 in your home). 
    Register here:  Register to HOST “Vanishing Grace” here.    
  • Consider facilitating a discussion (optional facilitator training’s held after church September 24th)
  • Consider just bringing the beer/wine/snacks or just hanging out to learn.
This is an AWESOME introduction to community life at Faith Lutheran.  You won’t be disappointed! 

Register to Host or Attend “Vanishing Grace” series here.

You can also e-mail or call Pastor Christine for more information at christine@waconiafaithlutheran.com.

SEEKING 6-Week Small Group H.O.S.T.S.!!!

Do you have a home that could fit 8-10 people around a DVD player?  If so, you are a perfect fit to serve as a H.O.S.T this year for our Fall All- Congregational DVD series!

      If these 4 H.O.S.T. criteria describe you, we would love to have you unlock your gifts at Faith Lutheran. 
Register to host above. 

  Choose the night and the kind of group that works best for you, and we’ll link you with 6-8 wonderful adults from Faith beginning the week of October 8th on the night that works best for you!  Hope to have you participate this Fall!

6-Week Small Group DVD Series: “Vanishing Grace” by Phillip Yancey

Sign up in your neighborhood or on a night of the week that works best for you to attend our All-Congregational 6-week DVD series.  We will watch together, in homes, the 6-week DVD series: “Vanishing Grace:  Whatever Happened to the Good News?”  Yancey explores why opinions of Christianity are dropping when interest in spirituality is rising.  How do we make the “good news” good again?  In this 500th year anniversary of the Reformation, come explore the timeless testimony of grace and how it still changes lives. 

 Cost?   $15 per family  (Covers $12 Hardcover Book and DVD Contribution)         

 Where? Sign up on-line or with Pastor Christine (christine@waconiafaithlutheran.com) to choose a night, time, or a neighborhood convenient for you. Group sizes are limited to 10 adults.  Register to HOST or Attend “Vanishing Grace” here.

Pastor’s Thursday Afternoon Book Study

Age Range: Mixed Adults
Days/Time:Thursday Afternoons from 1:00-2:30pm in the Fireside RoomDuration:  Beginning September 28th for 6 weeks.  
Drop-ins Welcome!Cost $11 for Book (Available for Purchase at Welcome Center)

Come join Pastor Dale and Pastor Christine as you are able Thursday afternoons from 1:00-2:30pm for their
Pastor’s Book Discussion. 
“This Fall, we will begin Rob’s Bells’ fantastic book, Love Wins.  Millions of Christians have struggled with how to reconcile God’s love and God’s judgment: Has God created billions of people over thousands of years only to select a few to go to heaven and everyone else to suffer forever in hell? Is this acceptable to God? How is this “good news”?  Many people have lost their faith because of them. 

What if the story of heaven and hell we have been taught is not, in fact, what the Bible teaches? What if what Jesus meant by heaven, hell, and salvation are very different from how we have come to understand them?

Bell presents a deeply biblical vision for rediscovering a richer, grander, truer, and more spiritually satisfying way of understanding heaven, hell, God, Jesus, salvation, and repentance. Come join the pastors for this inspirational discussion!”

Tuesday Bible Study

Age Range: Mixed Adults
Day /Times:  Tuesdays/ 9:15 am Westview Acres, Fireside Room and 7:00 pm Faith Lutheran, Fireside Room.
Beginning on September 12.This fall we will begin our study with the Old Testament.  The first month will be the book of Ruth after which we will view a DVD on the book of Ruth. When we complete Ruth we will move to the book of Esther and do the same. After completing these two Old Testament books we will move into the New Testament and discuss one or more of Paul’s letters. Something new is learned each week as we discuss, learn and share Scripture.

Contact information: Mary Westlund at (952)657-2239 or HERE